While many Americans are sheltering at home to help “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of coronavirus disease (also called COVID-19), they might be tempted to buy or use questionable products that claim to help diagnose, treat, cure, and even prevent COVID-19. Learn How To Protect Yourself from Coronavirus Fraud
If you do use e-cigarette products and you experience symptoms like those reported in this outbreak, seek medical care promptly. CDC and the FDA will continue to alert the public throughout this investigation.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. POSTED 2:19 PM, AUGUST 20, 2019, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPDATED AT 06:43PM, AUGUST 20, 2019 Dr. Robert Morris Levy, a pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital was charged Tuesday August 20th with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal [...]
FDA orders manufacturers of surgical mesh intended to treat pelvic organ prolapse, to stop distribution immediately
On April 16, 2019, the FDA ordered all manufacturers of surgical mesh intended for transvaginal repair of anterior compartment prolapse (cystocele) to stop selling and distributing their products immediately. The FDA has determined that the manufacturers, Boston Scientific and Coloplast, have not demonstrated reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness for these devices, which is the premarket standard [...]
Fungus causing outbreaks in healthcare settings. For this reason, it is important to quickly identify C. auris in a hospitalized patient so that healthcare facilities can take special precautions to stop its spread.
The defective 3M Earplugs product was The Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) that were issued to military service members from 2003 to 2015 for use both domestically and during deployment, including combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.
468 people were killed in New York City’s 11 public hospitals in the past five years, due to medical misconduct. The vast majority of wrongful-death cases filed against the Health and Hospital Corp. system in the last five years — 88 percent — remain open, leaving hundreds of bereaved families in financial limbo for years [...]
FDA updates on angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) recalls including valsartan, losartan and irbesartan IMPORTANT: Medications containing only amlodipine or hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) are not being recalled. Manufacturers are recalling medications containing amlodipine in combination with valsartan or losartan, and medications containing hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ in combination with valsartan or losartan. […]
FDA has concluded there is an increased risk of death with Uloric (febuxostat) compared to another gout medicine, allopurinol. This conclusion is based on our in-depth review of results from a safety clinical trial that found an increased risk of heart-related death and death from all causes with Uloric.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review found that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body, called the aorta. These tears, called aortic dissections, or ruptures of an aortic aneurysm can lead to dangerous bleeding or even death.